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Applications For Urgent Travel From New South Wales To New Zealand

Friday, 16 July 2021, 4:07 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The spaces set aside for urgent or exceptional circumstances have been fully allocated for managed return flights from New South Wales, a Managed Isolation and Quarantine spokesperson said. No further applications for urgent or exceptional travel are being ... More >>

Restaurant Director Liable For Penalties After Exploiting Worker

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 12:43 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Madhan Singh Bisht, director of Kiran Cuisine Limited, operating a restaurant in Auckland to pay full arrears of $75,026.18 in unpaid minimum wage, leave, and holiday pay to a former employee, ... More >>

Liquor Store Pays Over $97,000 To Workers After Labour Inspectorate Investigation

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 12:26 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) have issued a determination ordering SS & PK Jador Limited, trading as Clevedon Road Liquor in Papakura, to pay penalties of $50,000 for breaching minimum employment standards. The liquor store’s director, ... More >>

Local Economies Performed Well Pre-COVID

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 4:08 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Local economies have been growing nationwide in the five years to March 2020, with especially high growth being recorded in Queenstown Lakes, Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga according to official figures just released. The figures also show that ... More >>

New Home For Tourism Data – Tourism Evidence And Insights Centre

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:58 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new website for accessing tourism data, research and reports is now available, making it easier to access information about the tourism industry. “The Tourism Evidence and Insights Centre is the new home for tourism data,” said Michael Webster, ... More >>

MBIE Releases Evaluation Of The Earthquake-prone Building System

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:24 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s first evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system shows that the system is working well overall, and provides useful information on how it can be further improved. “While it is still ... More >>

Businesses’ Attitudes To Cyber Security Shifting, But More Work To Be Done

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 5:57 am | MBIE

While businesses’ attitudes to cyber security are shifting, three in five small businesses believe they should be doing more to keep secure online, says CERT NZ. According to research from the government cyber security agency CERT NZ, the majority ... More >>

Temporary Accommodation Service Support Available For Papatoetoe Severe Weather Event And Tokomaru Bay Flooding

Monday, 28 June 2021, 1:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated for two weather events following the recent Papatoetoe severe weather event and the flooding in Tokomaru Bay. TAS is now accepting registrations ... More >>

Survey Of Those Arriving In New Zealand Since The Onset Of COVID-19 Helps Assess Economic Impact

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A survey of people arriving in New Zealand since the initial COVID-19 border restrictions has been carried out to find out more about their intentions and needs. This release presents the first findings from the Survey of New Zealand Arrivals, which surveyed ... More >>

Company Director Sentenced To Community Detention And Fined $74,703 For Immigration Advice Provided Without License

Monday, 21 June 2021, 12:14 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Christchurch woman, whose company provided immigration advice to migrants, has been convicted and sentenced to six months community detention and ordered to repay a total of $74,703, following two charges laid by the Immigration Advisers Authority ... More >>

Workers’ Rights Key Consideration For Consumers

Monday, 21 June 2021, 10:38 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Knowing a business treats its workers fairly, “always or most of the time” is a key factor for consumers when deciding where to shop, with 50 per cent of consumers reporting it informs their decision. This figure, from the 2020 New Zealand Consumer ... More >>

Rapid Assessment Helps Strengthen MIQ Operations Now And For The Future

Friday, 18 June 2021, 8:32 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The first independent assessment of MIQ has been released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) today. Joint Head of Managed Isolation and Quarantine, Megan Main, says the report helps to provide assurance that MIQ is focused on the ... More >>

Hospitality Director Banned From Being An Employer After Exploiting Workers

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 10:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Court has issued Declarations of Breach against three Christchurch hospitality companies, and a banning order against the companies’ director, after a case brought by the Labour Inspectorate in respect of eight employees. In a judgement ... More >>

NASA Scientist For A Day Winners Announced

Monday, 14 June 2021, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

This year’s winners of the NASA Scientist for a Day competition are Sophie Ineson from Southland Girl’s High School (Year 7 & 8 category) and Lucia Mochel from Whangamata Area School (Year 9 & 10 category), the New Zealand Space ... More >>

Temporary Accommodation Service Support Available For Canterbury Flooding

Monday, 14 June 2021, 2:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated today following the recent flooding across the Canterbury region. They are accepting registrations from displaced residents who need assistance ... More >>

South Auckland Superettes To Pay $57,000 For Migrant Exploitation Despite Attempts To Undermine Investigation

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 2:20 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Three South Auckland stores operating as superettes have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $57,000 in penalties for employment law breaches. Those liable for the penalties include the director, Balwinder Singh, and his wife ... More >>

Consumers More Certain Of Their Rights, Survey Shows

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 10:07 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Results of the New Zealand Consumer Survey 2020, released today, found that nearly all consumers are aware that laws exist to protect their consumer rights, and tested knowledge of these rights has improved over the past two years. The survey was commissioned ... More >>

Strengthening The Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Friday, 14 May 2021, 11:05 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has announced changes to the Licensed Buildings Practitioners (LBP) scheme to improve accountability, efficiency and fairness. “We are strengthening our occupational regulation of Licensed Building ... More >>

MBIE Laboratory To Reopen In Time For World Metrology Day

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 11:36 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Nearly five years after the closure of the former Wellington site, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Trading Standards laboratory in Wellington is set to reopen. The reopening also coincides with an event for World ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Improving Regulation Of Engineers

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 2:04 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on options to improve the regulation of the engineering profession. “While the majority of engineering professionals in New Zealand are skilled and highly professional, ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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